This is really versatile dish that can be useful in using up leftover roast meat (or veggies if you feel so inclined) and can make a fantastic picnic food that kids love. You make tiny bite sized pasties if you use quarters of pastry, or larger meal-sized pasties using half pieces.
The original recipe uses raw bacon, but you can also use cold leftover roast pork, chicken or beef. You can also add leftover vegetables such as cubed roast potato, pumpkin or carrot – I have thrown in a cup of leftover peas before.
Regardless of what meat and veg you use, the apple and cheese will still work – the apples makes it sweet and kid-friendly, the cheese binds things together.
This time I have used leftover roast pork, some leftover peas, cubes apple, some leftover apple sauce and cubes of cheese